Bubba beats Casey to win Travelers title

Mae Harvey
June 28, 2018

You could argue it's his best as a pro, I suppose, although 2014 when he won at Riviera and Augusta National was pretty nice.

Russell Henley and JB Holmes lead the chasing pack at 12 under, while Anirban Lahiri and second round leader Brian Harman are one back at 11 under.

"Now I just need one more in Augusta and that would be great."Casey described his day as "terribly frustrating" after posting his eighth career runner-up finish on the PGA Tour, to go with two victories". The tournament has contributed more than $16 million for over 700 local charities since Travelers became the title sponsor in 2007.

World number nine Jason Day shot one of the best rounds of the day with a four-under 66 and the Australian sits in a tie for sixth at 10 under.

Defending champion Jordan Spieth was 3 under after a 71.

Only Billy Casper (1963, '65, '68, '73) has won this event more often, and no one since Casper has dominated like Watson, who in the past eight years has also finished second and fourth.

Bubba Watson fired a final-round 63 at the Travelers Championship to come from six back and earn a three-shot victory.

"It was unbelievable - the support (yesterday) - I was amazed by it", said Spieth. I'm definitely hitting it well enough, and if I can get a couple putts to fall, that would be good.

But McIlroy's hopes of getting back into the winners' circle look doubtful after he struggled to get going following a freakish incident on the first tee, when he was interrupted by a squirrel just as he was about to strike his opening blow.

"I didn't get it taken care of today", Casey said.

Northern Irish four-time major victor Rory McIlroy finished on 11 under after a 67, while US Open champion Brooks Koepka was tied for 19th on nine under. He finished at 15-under 201 at University Ridge.

US players will continue to gain points in 2018 at every non-opposite PGA Tour event, WGC and major through the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive, concluding on August 12, 2018.

PULHEIM, Germany - Danish golfer Lucas Bjerregaard shot a 5-under 67 to equal the week's lowest round for a six-way share of the lead after the third round of the BMW International Open.

Bogeys on the par-five second and par-three 11th negated two of her four birdies for the round, after she collected four birdies and an eagle in the opening 18 holes.

The 52-year-old McCarron birdied Nos.

Fortunate to play before the wind picked up again later in the afternoon at Golf Club Gut Laerchenhof, Bjerregaard had eight birdies, a double bogey and a bogey to move to 5-under 211, jumping 23 places and joining Germany's Martin Kaymer and Maximilian Kieffer, England's Chris Paisley and Aaron Rai plus Australia's Scott Hend at the top of the leaderboard.

Austin Ernst shot a 65 to finish second.

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